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In 2017 ADS’ Aerospace Recruitment Outlook shows the UK aerospace industry employing 120,000 people and supporting a further 118,000 jobs indirectly. Employers vary from substantial multinational entities to small entrepreneurial firms and fast-paced start-ups.

The UK aerospace industry is the largest in Europe and second only to the US with sales in the sector of £31.8bn in 2017, 8% up on the previous year. According to the data, the aerospace industry has expanded 39% in five years. 90% of sales, worth £27.7bn, is exports. The UK is Boeing’s third-largest supplier, after the US and Japan, and the company spent £2.1bn with its suppliers last year alone.

There are 3,800 apprenticeships in the sector, and 60% of aerospace companies expect to see growth in business exceed 10%.

Aerospace is apparently a vital sector of the UK economy, and if your military career covered similar areas, you could be sure that there are jobs waiting for you in civilian life in every size of company. A third of the UK’s aerospace businesses are concerned about where they are going to find the skills they need to accelerate innovation and keep ahead of the competition. Your skills could be vital to the sector.

The sector is diverse: aerospace manufacturing covers building the airframes or other components which make up the aircraft such as the landing gear, engines or avionics systems. A career in aircraft maintenance means travelling the world maintaining, inspecting and servicing aircraft to high international safety standards. You may choose to specialise in mechanics (engines, airframes) or avionics (instrumentation, electrical/electronic equipment). Aircraft engineers work for airlines, maintenance divisions of aerospace manufacturers or specialist aircraft maintenance companies.

The average salary in the UK Aerospace sector is £41,600. This is 51% more than the UK average.

The UK has the third largest aviation network in the world. It was the most extensive air transport system in Europe in 2015, serving 250 million terminal passengers. The UK has direct connections to over 370 international destinations with at least a weekly service and nearly 200 with at least a daily service from at least one UK airport.

The aviation sector has seen significant growth. In 2015 there were 3.3 billion air passengers worldwide. Asia and the Pacific accounted for the most significant proportion of world air traffic in 2014, representing 7% growth. This was followed closely by Europe and North America who also displayed a substantial share of world air traffic. Global demand for seats has grown on average by 5.5% per year.

The UK aviation sector generates a turnover of £60.6 billion. It supports 961,000 UK jobs, many of them high skill and high productivity jobs. It contributes £52 billion to UK GDP, and it supports 3,500 apprenticeships.

So, If you want to design aircraft, build aircraft, maintain aircraft, fly aircraft or support the industry from a wide range of well paid and interesting jobs, please contact us. Our experts will be ready to talk to you.

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